Sedamsville dad pleads guilty in accidental shooting of 11-year-old daughter

Published: Apr. 3, 2014 at 1:23 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Sedamsville father has pleaded guilty in the accidental shooting of his 11-year-old daughter back in January.

Deandre Kelley, 34, will spend the next six years behind bars.

Kelley admitted to being drunk when he fought off his longtime girlfriend and fired two shots into the air. One of the bullets struck Shanti Lanza who was hiding in her upstairs bedroom.

Cincinnati Police responded to the 800 block of Delhi Avenue in Sedamsville on January 12.  Achauntiara "Shanti" Lanza, 11, lived there with her mother, siblings and Kelley. Police found the girl suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

She was transported to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Kelley was indicted on one count each of involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, endangering children and having a weapon under disability.

In exchange with the plea, prosecutors dropped charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering children.

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